HINDU MARRIAGE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS AND PRECAU
Bride minimum age at the solemnisation of marriage
– 18 years completed.
Bridegroom minimum age at the solemnisation of marr
iage - 21 years
Form A in duplicate along with payment of prescribe
Wedding invitation card.
A photograph of marriage ceremony capturing both wi
fe and husband.
Residential proof of either of the spouse.
Copies of SSC Certificates of wife and husband or p
assport copies (for Date
of Birth proof).
Three witnesses to sign in the form.
Three witnesses to sign in the register of Registra
Check thrice the details filled in the Form A. Name
s of the bride and groom shall
always be tallied with the names given in the passp
ort/SSC and other certificates.
Otherwise, at the time of issuance of visa and othe
r certificates, you may have to face
It is advisable to mention the name of the wife (br
ide) before and after marriage at
Sl.No. 1 of the Form A. Before marriage, the surnam
e usually belongs to father’s
family. And after marriage, the surname of the husb
and’s family is adopted. So it is
advisable, to mention two names as
name (before marriage), and name (after marriage
Eg. Wife (bride) name before marriage – Akaram Kum
Wife (bride) name after marriage – Vennem Kumari (
Vennem is the surname of
Check the certificate issued by the Sub Registrar o
ffice and if there are any
discrepancies in the names or any other details, im
mediately bring them to the notice
of the Sub Registrar and get them rectified.
In case of any discrepancy in the details found sub
sequently in the marriage certificate
issued by the Sub Registrar, there is a cumbersome
procedure involved to get rectify
The Marriage can be registered either –
At the Sub Registrar Office where the marriage venu
e is situated,
At the Sub Registrar Office in whose jurisdiction e
ither wife or husband has
been residing for at least six months immediately p
receding the date of
Registrar may attend the marriage ceremony in perso
n and register the same if he is
requested to do so by submitting all the papers, pr
escribed fee in advance, if it (time)
is convenient to him.
It is advised to take all the precautions and thoro
ugh check of the documents during
marriage registration itself.
Rule relating to marriage registration under Hindu
Marriage Act is extracted
5. (1) An application for the registration of a Hi
ndu Marriage, shall be in
Form 'A' and shall be signed by each party to the m
arriage or by the guardian
of such party and shall be presented in person befo
re the Registrar in whose
jurisdiction the marriage is solemnized or before t
he Registrar in whose
jurisdiction either party to the marriage has been
residing for at least six
months immediately preceding the date of marriage.
For better understanding of the statutory position,
the relevant portion of Hindu
Marriage Act, 1955 is given below:
Section 5. Conditions for a Hindu marriage
A marriage may be solemnised between any two Hindus
, if the following
conditions are fulfilled, namely,-
neither party has a spouse living at the time of th
at the time of the marriage, neither party- is inc
apable of giving a valid
consent to it in consequence of unsoundness of mind
though capable of giving a valid consent, has been
suffering from mental
disorder of such a kind or to such an extent as to
be unfit for marriage and the
procreation of children; or
has been subject to recurrent attacks of insanity o
the bridegroom has completed the age of twenty one
years and the bride, the
age of eighteen years at the time of the marriage;
the parties are not within the degrees of prohibite
d relationship, unless the
custom or usage governing each of them permits of a
marriage between the
the parties are not sapindas of each other, unless
the custom or usage
governing each of them permits of a marriage betwee
n the two.